A Victorian Halloween

I love vintage cards, and these Victorian Halloween cards are no exception. So fun and whimsical! It’s always fun to see things people did in days gone by, to see where our customs and superstitions evolved from. To see which ones we don’t even follow anymore like the mirror one below, or the way they put an apostrophe in between the two ee’s in Halloween,  or how they spelled words like ‘fulfil’ with one ‘l’ instead of two on the end. Have a safe and happy Halloween! Or should I say a Merry Halloween? Or Halloween Greetings? A Jolly Halloween? Halloween of days gone by sounds Christmas-y to me…

If in the mirror your lover is seen, you'll surely be happy on Halloween.
If in the mirror your lover is seen, you’ll surely be happy on Halloween.

 

 The time has come for the witches dance, and the spooks from far and near will gather and make merry, for Halowe'en is near.
The time has come for the witches dance, and the spooks from far and near will gather and make merry, for Halowe’en is near.

 

Halloween
Halloween

 

Hold your candle steady and keep a sharp lookout for back among the shadows you'll see goblins peeping out.
Hold your candle steady and keep a sharp lookout for back among the shadows you’ll see goblins peeping out.

 

Halloween Greetings
Halloween Greetings

 

Friendly fairy,witch or fay fulfil the wish you wish today.
Friendly fairy,witch or fay fulfil the wish you wish today.